Dear Shaded Viewers,

Presenting one of his most accomplished menswear collections to date, Christophe Lemaire focused on what he does best: authentic, stylish and beautifully crafted clothes, which will stand the test of time. This season, the silhouette felt rounder and more generous, with cocoon-like outerwear, cozy yak and shetland knits, as well as tailored Japanese denim, loose linen shirts and pleated pants. Inspired by August Sander's photographs and utilitarian clothing, Lemaire worked with the timeless notion of an urban uniform, simplifying shapes and adding precious little details. Despite being understated, Lemaire's clothes manage to be refined and distinctive at the same time. The best thing about the French designer is probably that he keeps reasserting his own point of view each season while refining his pieces, which advocate consistency instead of fads. 



Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.